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Jack Daniel’s and Indian Motorcycle partner to build vintage bike

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Auction of #001 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage raises money for Operation Ride Home

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Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, joined forces with the Jack Daniel Distillery, America’s first registered distillery, to create the Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage and Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield motorcycles.

The partnership brought together two of America’s most iconic brands that share a mutual commitment to independence, originality and American craftsmanship that dates back more than a century. The collaboration commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery, which was registered in 1866.

Designed in conjunction with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, S.D. to offer classic styling, premium features, touring comfort, and custom detailing, the new hard-bagged Indian Springfield and the leather-bound Indian Chief Vintage represented the first time in Jack Daniel’s history that it has aligned with a vehicle manufacturer.

The bikes featured Jack Daniel’s “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix” responsibility campaign to remind riders that these two activities should be enjoyed separately. The models were produced in extremely limited numbers not to exceed 150 total units.

The craftsmanship of the motorcycles was taken to a whole new level with an array of authentic Indian Motorcycle accessories and custom accessories, as well as Jack Daniel’s inspired custom paint and logos, badging, leather saddle and saddlebags. The bike’s front fender is also inscribed with the names of the seven Master Distillers who have overseen the Jack Daniel’s distilling process over its 150-year history.

Both motorcycles shared an MSRP of $29,999 and were available in limited quantities for international order. Both models came with a custom-printed Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrel top to commemorate each bike, a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty and free membership in the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group for one year.

The #001 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage was revealed at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction on January 23. It was scheduled to be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas on Oct. 13-15.

It marked the last chance for anyone to own one of these highly sought after motorcycles. All monies raised from the charity auction was to be donated to support “Operation Ride Home,” a partnership between the Jack Daniel Distillery and the Armed Services YMCA that provides funding and travel assistance to help junior-enlisted military personnel spend time with their families during the holiday season.